IF only condoms were this sensitive!
When you do anything short of praising Nick Foles, there is this lunatic fringe out there that starts screaming, crying, and throwing themselves on the floor. You can’t talk reason to them, or cite history, or even point to stats. It’s like talking to retarded children on a sugar high. They can only hear what they’re screaming. If that.
Yesterday I wrote an article about why the Eagles Offense was becoming more horizontal in 2014. I also made it clear that I believe more changes are on the way for 2015. Specifically, a change at the position of Quarterback.
Most of what I wrote had to do with how much running of the ball there would be, and how much action the 2nd string RB would see. I however, also addressed the penchant Chip Kelly has for having his QB’s run the ball about 100 times a year. (In college that works out to about 7.6 rushes a game.) I said that I don’t see Foles as a 100 carry per year QB. (Who does?)
The overwhelming majority of my readers simply ‘Liked’ the article, or left a small comment about whether or not they agreed with me. Some did, some didn’t. However, there was a small (but overly vocal), contingent of crybabies who acted like I said Nick Foles was a scrub, when in fact I actually complemented his play. Hell, a good portion of the article had dick to do with him.
That raises an interesting question: If Nick Foles is legitimately so good, then why the hyper-sensitivity? If he’s actually a Top 5 QB as they keep making him out to be, then shouldn’t that speak for itself? No one gets this agitated if someone says that Peyton Manning isn’t Top 5. Us Eagles fans pick on Tony Romo ALL THE TIME and Cowboys fans don’t get this agitated. But right now we have some Eagles fans crying and catching emotions like bitches if someone disagrees with them over whether or not Nick Foles can turn water into wine, raise the dead, or make a dollar out of fifteen cents.
They talk like those of us who aren’t 100% sold yet, are somehow traitors or some shit. Half these cats weren’t even drawing breath when I became an Eagles fan, so NO they don’t get to set the standard for me for what a fan is. I like who I like, when I like, how I like; and anyone who can’t deal can freeze a fat turd and ass-fuck themselves do to death with it.
Make no mistake, I like Foles, but last I checked: He got beat out in open competition by Michael Vick for a starting job, was only elevated by Vick’s injury, hasn’t started a whole season yet, and failed to win a playoff game. Shit, even Rodney Peete won his first playoff game here! Folks, if you’re gonna dick eat somebody at least make sure the muthafucka’s accomplished something first.
Stats be damned. Last year we got as close to the Super Bowl as the Cowboys did, but we played an extra game to get there. Gimme 15 starts and 2 playoff wins, then we can start to talk about where Foles fits. Until then, he’s just a guy with a lot of potential, who had a really good run last year, and that we HOPE can do it again.
And with that I can get back to my calm self again.